These examples are a reminder of the need for ongoing research, humility, and the willingness to challenge established beliefs for the sake of patient care.
Simply stated: Just 'cuz everyone says it's true doesn't mean that it is.
QUESTION EVERYTHING! Question the answers. Question the questions (sometimes you're asking the wrong ones). Question everything again. Lather, rinse, repeat.
Remember: Nothing is ever 100% settled, regardless of how many times Fauci, NYT, ABIM, CDC, FDA, et al insist that it is.
26. Making TSH testing and prescription of T4 medications (such as Levothyroxine) the one-size-fits-all "standard of care" for hypothyroidism patients, while demonizing the use of off-patent dessicated thyroid medications such as Armour thyroid.
More doctors need to read this and leave pharma dogma behind.
It’s been a few hundred years but a pretty big one was the Puerperal Fever discovery by Ignaz Semmelweis in 1847 prior to Pastuer’s germ theory, that hand washing after an autopsy of a woman that died of childbed fever prior to assisting in delivery reduced mortality. He was rejected by the medical community and died in an institution, his cleanliness practices only adopted 20 years later (according to Wikipedia)
I'd throw in how for awhile Germ theory was considered misinformation and washing hands was superstition. I believe one notable proponent of washing hands left medicine and became a supreme court justice at the time. Another one may be citrus and scurvy. That there was a period of time when sailors knew vitamin C was important but I think the medical science folks thought this was just superstition.
Excellent article FLCCC!
Can we add lobotomy.... sweet gentle pink little baby jesus! We live in a medical dystopia.
Regarding #6 & #21, I look forward to when the medical field realizes that statins do not work and lowering cholesterol levels doesn't reduce cardio risk for any people except perhaps those who have already had one heart attack. In fact, I believe testing for cholesterol levels should be the exception rather than the rule.
Regarding #16, I don't believe that changing guideline ranges benefits anyone but pharmaceutical companies. Lowering acceptable BP levels for everyone including the elderly doesn't make sense--in many elderly smaller-framed women, for example, if too much BP medication is provided, incidents of falling significantly increase. The tightening/reducing of acceptable ranges for bone density and cholesterol suffer from the same conflict-of-interest and ignoring of side effects.
And don’t forget inverting penises of men who think that they are women and attaching skin tubes to crotches of women who think that they are men (Late 20th Century - ongoing).
Ha!! And this list is WRONG about the use of HRT -- it turns out there were many problems with the study kept many women from therapy that would have helped them. https://peterattiamd.com/joannmanson/
Let us have no confusion here.
The essence of Patient Rights as articulated in the WMA Declaration of Lisbon is that the only consensus that matters is between the doctor and the patient. No one, not even other doctors, may intrude on that sacred relationship.
I totally agree! You could have even added more! I am a retired RN with a retired license on purpose because of what happened and having to care for my husband who had the Delta variant worse than I did. I do not agree with what they have put out. I didn’t learn that in nursing school 1966-1968! Great school with great teachers. When I retired, I was a critical care nurse working in “Open Heart!” Pre, immediate post surgery and step down. Thank you thank you for telling the truth!!!
Keeping BP under 120/80? That's not conservative. Perhaps I read that wrong. Treating for BP higher than 120/80 seems suspicious
Targeted, limited bloodletting may actually be beneficial. Dr. Mercola has advocated regular blood donation as a way to reduce high iron levels, especially in older individuals. There may be other benefits as well, that haven’t been identified. The problem with the old practice of bloodletting is that they sometimes bled the patient to death.
I disagree with the aspirin and cholesterol statements. I believe aspirin would be a prescription drug today if big pharma could get to it. To suggest that cholesterol, saturated fats might not be critical for development of heart disease doesn't make sense to me in any way.
Why do we need to be board certified when the boards let us all down during the pandemic
Since WHEN has consensus decided science?? Since Copernicus? Galileo? Since Ignaz Semmelweis was drummed out of the medical biz for insisting his docs was their hands between operations?
As Einstein said, “No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong.“
Incidentally, the consensus argument was also used by Adolf Hitler against Einstein. Below is a screen dump of One Hundred Authors against Einstein, from http://www.ekkehard-friebe.de/Hundert-Autoren.pdf/ Of course, Einstein simply noted, why 100? Only one would be needed, if his data were correct. (“If I were wrong, then one would have been enough.” – Albert Einstein’s response to the 1931 pamphlet “100 authors against Einstein,” commissioned by the Nazi Party as a contradiction to the Relativity Theory) And of course Einstein pro-actively passed on his results to Eddington, so they could be verified – compare this to the ClimateGate scam, where faked “research” was shown to be intentionally hidden